Archive of August 2013

Thursday night saw what must be the most significant single vote of this parliament

The Week in Review: Thirteen votes that changed Britain

This week was about intelligence, leadership, tomahawks and shock. Shock in the Commons chamber, that is, not shock and awe in Damascus.

  • They just couldn't believe what they were hearing

    Eyewitness: Shock in the Commons

    When Cameron returned from voting for his doomed motion on military action against Bashar al-Assad he was joking with Labour frontbenchers. It was the last time he would smile in the Commons chamber that evening.

  • The sun rises over parliament: The vote last night say the institution effectively veto a foreign policy decision by the prime minister

    Syria vote aftermath: As-it-happens

    Follow every development, as the coalition tries to pick up the pieces from a humiliating Commons defeat.

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